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Lentzville, Alabama

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Our Genealogy Helper for Lentzville ...

We have a couple of goals for our Gazetteer:

  • That it be a tool that can help us with planning our trips.
  • That it also helps us to understand the community in which our ancestors lived, the community that was part of their daily lives.

By learning about Lentzville (and the surrounding area) during the time that our ancestors lived, we hope to have a better understanding of both their community and its relationship to their lifes. We hope that this tool helps to give us an insight into their world.

As we add data and organize our Gazetteer to help with our family research, we will be adding to this, our Genealogical Helper for Lentzville. While we don't have information that is specific to any given person or family, we intend to expand our understanding about where and how people lived.

It's still very early in our research, but as we gather more information it will be added to this page.

Neighboring Counties ...

When searching for family records, we have frequently made the mistake of not checking the neighboring counties.

For example, we have great-grandparents who lived in the northeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors were in the next county to the east. Almost all of the nearby churches and cemeteries were in the county to the north.

So when searching for records, we had our best success by looking in neighboring counties instead of the county in which they lived:  their home county contained property and probate records; the county to the east contained birth and death records; the county to the north contained their burial records. If we hadn't included the neighboring counties, we would have missed many valuable sources of information.

If you're in a similar situation, we hope that the following information helps.

Lentzville is located in Limestone County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Limestone County: Lauderdale, Lawrence, Madison, Morgan, Giles (TN) & Lincoln (TN).

Below are the counties that are near Lentzville. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Lentzville:

Limestone     (The home county for Lentzville)
  Cairo   [Map]     N   Less than 2 miles<1>
  Lester   [Map]     N   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Clifton - Historic   [Map]     N   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Athens   [Map]     E   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Elkmont   [Map]     NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Tanner   [Map]     SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Country Village   [Map]     E   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Orrville   [Map]     SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Harris Station   [Map]     SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Estaville - Historic   [Map]     NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Caro   [Map]     E   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Ardmore   [Map]     NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Belle Mina   [Map]     SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Garner - Historic   [Map]     SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Ford City   [Map]     W   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Leighton   [Map]     SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Davidsons Cross Roads - Historic   [Map]     W   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Nitrate City   [Map]     W   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Campbell Settlement - Historic   [Map]     SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Wilson Dam   [Map]     W   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Muscle Shoals   [Map]     W   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Spring Valley   [Map]     SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Furnace Hill - Historic   [Map]     W   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Sheffield   [Map]     W   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Tuscumbia   [Map]     W   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Littleville   [Map]     SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Russellville   [Map]     SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Estep - Historic   [Map]     W   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Anderson   [Map]     NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Rogersville   [Map]     W   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Dells Vista Shores   [Map]     SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Cedar Hill   [Map]     W   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Bethel   [Map]     NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Corum - Historic   [Map]     W   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Elgin   [Map]     W   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Lexington   [Map]     NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Belleview - Historic   [Map]     W   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Comer   [Map]     W   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Slabtown - Historic   [Map]     NW   18 miles [29 km]
  Beach Grove   [Map]     W   18 miles [29 km]
  Wheeler Dam Village   [Map]     W   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Hillsboro   [Map]     S   14 miles [22.5 km]
  North Courtland   [Map]     SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Courtland   [Map]     SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Chalybeate Springs   [Map]     S   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Town Creek   [Map]     SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Hatton   [Map]     SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Moulton   [Map]     S   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Oakville   [Map]     S   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Avoca - Historic   [Map]     SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Muck City   [Map]     SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Wren   [Map]     S   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Mehama - Historic   [Map]     SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Harvest   [Map]     E   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Madison   [Map]     E   23 miles [37 km]
  Toney   [Map]     E   23 miles [37 km]
  Rideout Village   [Map]     E   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Triana   [Map]     SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Slaughter Landing - Historic   [Map]     SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Huntsville   [Map]     E   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Hazel Green   [Map]     E   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Lincoln   [Map]     E   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Meridianville   [Map]     E   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Normal   [Map]     E   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Greenwycke Village   [Map]     E   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Mercury   [Map]     E   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Trinity   [Map]     S   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Moulton Heights   [Map]     SE   18 miles [29 km]
  Decatur   [Map]     SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Russell Village   [Map]     SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Flint City   [Map]     SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Burningtree Mountain   [Map]     SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Priceville   [Map]     SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Danville   [Map]     S   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Bluff City - Historic   [Map]     SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Hartselle   [Map]     SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Somerville   [Map]     SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Falkville   [Map]     SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Valhermoso Springs   [Map]     SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Grayson   [Map]     S   40 miles [64.4 km]
Giles (TN)
  Minor Hill (TN)   [Map]     N   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Ardmore (TN)   [Map]     NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Elkmont Springs (TN)   [Map]     NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Dickson Town (TN)   [Map]     NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Elkton (TN)   [Map]     NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Green Field (TN)   [Map]     N   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Wheelerton (TN)   [Map]     NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Gordon (TN)   [Map]     N   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Pulaski (TN)   [Map]     N   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Aymett Town (TN)   [Map]     NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Powell Chapel (TN)   [Map]     N   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Wales (TN)   [Map]     N   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Weakley (TN)   [Map]     N   29 miles [46.7 km]
Lawrence (TN)
  Liberty Grove (TN)   [Map]     NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Fall River (TN)   [Map]     N   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Rascal Town (TN)   [Map]     NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Loretto (TN)   [Map]     NW   23 miles [37 km]
  Saint Joseph (TN)   [Map]     NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
  New Prospect (TN)   [Map]     N   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Iron City (TN)   [Map]     NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Lawrenceburg (TN)   [Map]     N   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Flatwoods (TN)   [Map]     N   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Ethridge (TN)   [Map]     N   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Park Grove (TN)   [Map]     NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Webber City (TN)   [Map]     N   35 miles [56.3 km]
Lincoln (TN)
  Dellrose (TN)   [Map]     NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Pearl City (TN)   [Map]     NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Boonshill (TN)   [Map]     NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Park City Heights (TN)   [Map]     NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Park City (TN)   [Map]     NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Fayetteville (TN)   [Map]     NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Clarks Ferry (TN)   [Map]     NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Elk Mill Village (TN)   [Map]     NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
Marshall (TN)
  Delina (TN)   [Map]     NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Cornersville (TN)   [Map]     NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
  New Town (TN)   [Map]     NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Wayne (TN)
  Corning (TN) - Historic   [Map]     NW   31 miles [49.9 km]

For an expanded list of the communities that are closest to Lentzville, see our County-by-County Page for Lentzville.

Cemeteries Near Lentzville ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Lentzville.

This is a new section and is likely to have errors. If you find an error, such as a missing cemetery or we have the wrong name, please let us know. If you know of them, we would also appreciate learning about previous or alternate names.

If you click on the [Map] that follows each cemetery's name, a Google map will open showing a satellite view of the area where the cemetery is located. We have tried to place the cemetery in the center of the map, but we're still working on our data and the map might not not be centered properly. If you don't see the cemetery right away, try zooming-in. Usually, but not always, you can see the outline of the cemetery or some of the headstones.

If you need information about a burial or interment, photos, transcripts, how to contact the cemetery or local authorities, please visit our selection of Genealogy Websites (see below).

If not found below, our Cemetery List for Lentzville covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

Distance &

      Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  SW Lentzville Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Shoemaker Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  SE Weir Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Crenshaw Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Elk River Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
  N Sandlin Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  ESE Pleasant Point Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Barker Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Temperance Oak Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SW Wallace Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Yarbrough Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Brooks Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Davchport Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Grigsby Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Higgens Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SW Dement Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SW Townsend Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Hudson Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Hardy Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Poplar Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Poplar Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Johnson Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Berea Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Collier Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Bedingfield Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Legg Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SE Yarbrough Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Farrow Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Valley View Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Collier Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Nelson Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Greer Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  N Tedd Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Miller Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Rutherford Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Lucy Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Gordon Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Ripley Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Riddle Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Limestone Cemetery   [Map]     
  E O'Neal Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Mt. Pisgah Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Evans Cemetery   [Map]     
  E McCully Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Myers Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Cunningham Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNE Dupree Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Salem Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Hooie Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Warmack Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Miller Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Wallace Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Mason Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Oak Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Turner Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE McKinney Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Legg Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Browning Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Craig Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Elledge Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Old Romine Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Romine Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Wallace Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  W Weaver Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Cox Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Round Island Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Sunny Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Hughey Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Gray Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Mitchell Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Witty Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Adams Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Mitchell Cemetery   [Map]     
  W McCartney Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Ray Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Civitan Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Cooper Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Cunningham Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Haraway Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Little Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Watkins Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Early Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Newman Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Cox Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Benford Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Proctor Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Burrell Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Morris Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
  E Malone Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Hesters Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Gaston Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Oliver - Bedingfield Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Liberty Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Fuqual Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Weaver Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Nance Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Jones Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Porter Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Cramer Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Locklayer Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Davis Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW McCravy Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Binford Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Bethlehem Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Union Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Antioch Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Antioch Cemetery #1   [Map]     
  NE St. Mark Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Hightower Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Legg Cemetery   [Map]     

Newspapers Published in Lentzville ...

An ongoing effort between the Library of Congress and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has resulted in the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP).

To share their results, the partnership has created the Chronicling America website. The goal of this partnership is to assemble a database about the current and historic newspapers of the United States. This includes a growing collection of scanned images from selected papers. All of it available to the public on their website.

Using information that we've taken from the Chronicling America website, we've identified 27 newspapers that have been published in the area around Lentzville.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Lentzville, there are papers which were published within 11 miles [17.7 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Lentzville.

Nearby Communities in 1895 ...

We've built the following list with information that came from an Atlas published by Rand McNally in 1895. The Atlas had details such as the population of the community (which appears to have come from the 1890 Census) and whether there was a post office and/or railroad service available. We also indicate if the community no longer exists and is now historic.<3>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that in 1895, Lentzville had a post office and no railroad service.

These communities are listed based on their distance from Lentzville, with the one closest to Lentzville listed first.

Poplar Creek   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Lentzville
 - Poplar Creek had a post office and no railroad service
Cartwright   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Lentzville
 - Cartwright had a post office and no railroad service
Gipsy   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Lentzville
 - Gipsy had a post office and no railroad service
Ripley   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South (S) from Lentzville
 - Ripley had a post office and no railroad service
O'Neal   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East (E) from Lentzville
 - O'Neal had a post office and no railroad service
Blackburn   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Lentzville
 - Blackburn had a post office and no railroad service
Mount Rozell   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North (N) from Lentzville
 - 1895 population of 18 people
 - Mount Rozell had a post office and no railroad service
Good Springs   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Lentzville
 - Good Springs had a post office and no railroad service

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Lentzville. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Lentzville in the 1890's.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we like to start with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These websites either offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to all and free to view - although it should be mentioned that they might link to other websites which do charge.

To help you get started, the following links will take you to the pages that are relevant to Lentzville:

These websites are specific to Alabama:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Website for the Alabama Department of Archives & History

Not to be confused with the official state website, we've found the Digital State Archives website for the State of Alabama to be a good source for additional links.

These pages are specific to Limestone County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Colbert County:     Cyndi's



Franklin County:     Cyndi's



Lauderdale County:     Cyndi's



Lawrence County:     Cyndi's



Madison County:     Cyndi's



Morgan County:     Cyndi's



Winston County:     Cyndi's



Giles County (TN):     Cyndi's



Lawrence County (TN):     Cyndi's



Lincoln County (TN):     Cyndi's



Marshall County (TN):     Cyndi's



Wayne County (TN):     Cyndi's




Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

Cyndi's List:   Cemeteries of Alabama,
Cemeteries of Limestone County
Cemetery Junction:   Directory for Alabama   Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:   Home Page   Cemeteries for Alabama, for Limestone County

Of Special Interest ...

The GenDisasters website specializes in newspaper articles about tragedies and disasters. While it makes interesting reading all by itself, it should be of special interest to genealogists and family historians looking for people who were either affected by or directly involved in such tragedies.

Disaster Stories from Alabama
Also see Disaster Stories for ...

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Lentzville ...

While our initial data about Lentzville came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Lentzville in old books and maps. When we do, we'll find a fact here or a snippet there. We've created the following list to keep track of the documents we found useful in adding to our knowledge about Lentzville.

We hope that the following list of documents will be of interest to you.

Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide

Published by Rand McNally & Co.
(Document found on Google Books)

Notes for Lentzville:

  • Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, no Railroad mentioned

Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Lentzville. See our Misc Page for Lentzville for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community in Alabama

About Limestone County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Lentzville. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Limestone County:

The official website for State of Alabama:

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Lentzville) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Lentzville. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.8443, Longitude: -87.1408     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Lentzville have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<2>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website:

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<3>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Lentzville, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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